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  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study

    Mar 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

  • Device to Measure Brain's Electrical Activity After Injury Receives FDA Clearance

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Ahead 100, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2014, is a headband-shaped device that measures a patient's electroencephalogram signals, or brain electrical activity. A clinician interprets the testing and results.

  • Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Provides Valuable Experience

    Mar 13, 2015

    Maj. Laura Lester, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, returned in November from Sierra Leone where she performed Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) duties with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in support of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. The Veterinary Corps is a key component of Army Medicine in collecting and assessing epidemiological data.

  • Fort Hood WTU Delivers World-Class Venue for Regional Trials

    Mar 13, 2015

    More than 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans from Warrior Transition Units at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were at Fort Hood March 2-6 to competed in swimming, archery, air guns, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and track and field competitions to earn an invitation to the Army Trials, which will be March 20-April 2 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Forty athletes will then be selected to represent Team Army in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games that will be held this summer.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center wins Army Medicine's Wolf Pack Award

    Mar 13, 2015

    Gregg Stevens, the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps chief, presented the 1st quarter Wolf Pack Award on behalf of Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general, to a group of 19 military and civilian employees at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) and the Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC) on March 13, 2015. The Wolf Pack Award was designed to recognize exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian members and the Radiology departments at both EAMC and LAHC envisioned a patient-centered and fiscally-responsible cooperative tele-radiology program where EAMC would interpret radiology examinations performed at LAHC.

  • 412th ASB strikes rich vein: Blood drive at Ansbach surpasses goal of 160 pints

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10, 2015.

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

    Mar 12, 2015

    Researchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC looks to improve patient experience through new council

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Fort Drum MEDDAC is looking to collect suggestions and concerns through a new Patient Family Advisory Council, which is set to hold its first meeting April 23.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Mar 12, 2015

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany -- Telehealth is paving the way for the future of military medicine in Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC). Telehealth bridges the geographical distances between patients and specialty care providers, increases patient access to care, and supports mission readiness.

  • Fort Sill Soldier named regional medical NCO of year

    Mar 12, 2015

    A Soldier from Fort Sill has been named the Southern Regional Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Live Surgery in the Field

    Mar 12, 2015

    During the recent peninsula-wide exercise known as Key Resolve 15, clinicians, technicians, and highly trained professionals from 121st Combat Support Hospital performed live surgical procedures in a field environment providing the same quality of care that is normally given at the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. The only difference was it was conducted in modular field tents under battlefield conditions.

  • Simulated Training Hones Real-World Medical Care at LRMC

    Mar 11, 2015

  • 'Sisters In Arms' aims to match mentors, mentees at JBSA

    Mar 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- "Sisters In Arms," a new program at Brooke Army Medical Center, aims to match young female service members with senior noncommissioned officers to establish mentor/mentee relationships at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Junior officer nominations sought for 2015 Medical Service Corps Awards of Excellence selection

    Mar 9, 2015

    Nominations are due March 11 for the 2015 Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence competition. The program provides personal recognition to outstanding junior MSC officers and warrant officers who have made significant contributions to the Army Medical Department mission and have performed in an exceptional manner. The Office of the Chief, Medical Service Corps, will announce the recipients, who will attend the annual Junior Officer Week gathering at a date still to be determined.

  • Rader Clinic honors 2014 Performance Triad participants

    Mar 9, 2015

    Staffers at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base were recognized Feb. 27 for participating in the Performance Triad.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • TBI can occur in battle, garrison -- awareness important

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Traumatic brain injury, TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Telling the Great Army Medicine Story Even Better

    Mar 6, 2015

    Army Medicine does great work. In addition to caring for nearly 4 million beneficiaries in the Army Family, being the world leader in combat casualty care, and one of the world's leading partners in life-saving medical research, Army Medicine has been leading the entire Nation in the transition from being a healthcare system to a System for Health.

  • One team one fight One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • Medical battalion conducts tactical deployment to support EFMB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 kilometers from their Baumholder home.

  • Nutrition remains important for brain health

    Mar 5, 2015

    In recognition of National Nutritional Awareness Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is offering nutritional information for that grey matter between everyone's ears - the human brain.

  • Lyster Lifespace Center provides health education for beneficiaries

    Mar 5, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic opened the Lifespace Center with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting Feb. 25.

  • Lyster, healthcare network providers collaborate to improve patient care

    Mar 5, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted their second TRICARE Collaboration Event Feb. 24 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to welcome community providers to Fort Rucker and give them a chance to meet the Lyster staff.

  • PRMC NCO selected as MEDCOM's top IG

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Office of the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), on behalf of Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sergeant Major, MEDCOM, announces the winner of the 2015 MEDCOM Inspector General (IG) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year competition, Master Sgt. Joel Thomas from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC).

  • 'This We'll Defend': MPs, clinic train for strong Europe

    Mar 4, 2015

    Military police and the Illesheim Army Health Clinic at Storck Barracks join forces to train how to react to an incident by staging an active-shooter exercise Friday.

  • What Does Safe Look Like? Inspectors Will Seek Answers at LRMC

    Mar 4, 2015

  • USAISR Scientists Share Combat Casualty Care Research

    Mar 4, 2015

    Two research scientists from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research were selected to be among several keynote speakers at The Health Cell's 2015 State of the Industry event Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event is designed to promote professional development and collaboration in San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience sector. The USAISR's Drs. Heather Pidcoke and Jose Salinas gave an overview of the Institute and spoke about their interests in blood and military critical care research.

  • BRDSS-C Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA

    Mar 4, 2015

    "This is the first time that the USAISR has been able to take a medical device from a blackboard concept to a full Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance using our newly developed internal quality system," said Jose Salinas, the Comprehensive Intensive Care Research, Single/Multiple Organ Support, and Vital Tissue Preservation task area manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "This marks the beginning of a new model for medical device development within an Army research institute."

  • Winans Triumphant at MRMC's Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 4, 2015

    The 2014 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Soldier of the Year competed at the 2015 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Best Warrior competition Feb. 2-6, at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and came out victorious in his category. Spc. Matthew D. Winans, a bioscience specialist at the USAISR Dental and Trauma Research Detachment won the USAMRMC Best Warrior competition and will now compete at the 2015 Army Medical Command Best Warrior of the Year competition in May.

  • Truss Selected USAISR Civilian of the Year

    Mar 4, 2015

    The safety and occupational health manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research was selected as the 2014 Civilian of the Year. Stephanie Truss, who hails from Houston, Texas, has been at the Institute since 2007 where she was first assigned as a medical laboratory non-commissioned officer while on active duty in the Army. Shortly after retiring from the Army in 2011, Truss accepted her current job as a contract employee which was transferred to a civil service position in 2012.

  • Vietnam memories: Former medical corpsman overcame hurdles

    Mar 4, 2015

    Mary Krisanda started her journey as a contract specialist with the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal in November 2003. Krisanda has been married for nearly 46 years and has two adult children and one grandson. She tried to go back into the military when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001 but was turned away because of her age.

  • Searching for clues to the hospital chapel's history

    Mar 4, 2015

    There is a small panel in the stained glass window in the chapel at the Ireland Army Community Hospital dedicated to a fallen Soldier named Pvt. John F. Bush who died at the age of 20 in 1966. There is no further inscription or historical marker explaining who Bush was, why he was commemorated, and equally important, who designed the window. The symbolism behind the windows is apparent----military images, including a nurse and two Soldiers, all of whom are dressed in Vietnam- era fatigues. But what's not obvious is the story behind the design

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • Treating all creatures great and small: Quality staff gives quality care to Knox's animals

    Mar 4, 2015

    In 2011 Fort Knox moved its veterinarian clinic to a renovated building that brought the facility into the 21st Century. It now has top notch equipment, in-house blood analysis capabilities, new operating and prep rooms and has upgraded its paper medical files to electronic data files. But the one thing it did not replace--could not replace--were the dedicated and devoted employees who consider their patients to be one of their own.

  • Army Medical NCO achieves national recognition in cytotechnology

    Mar 4, 2015

    Army NCO and cytotechnology instructor, Staff Sgt. Kevin Atiase, assigned to Bravo Company, 264th Medical Battalion, was one of only two individuals from across the United States to be certified by the International Academy of Cytology in 2014.

  • US Army MEDDAC Stewart-Hunter patients honor Winn Staff during Patient Appreciation Month

    Mar 4, 2015

    In a month that is typically designated for patient recognition and care, tables were turned on several staff members of US Army Medical Activity at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • TAMC welcomes a new Company Commander

    Mar 4, 2015

    Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), conducted a Change of Command ceremony where Capt. David Delgado relinquished command to Capt. Janessa Moyer in an outdoor ceremony held at Troop Command lawn, TAMC, Hawaii, on Mar. 4, 2015. Col. Eric Bailey, Commander, Troop Command, TAMC, hosted the event which was attended by U.S. Army leaders based in Hawaii.

  • Grafenwoehr hosts German-American Behavioral Health conference

    Mar 3, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity and Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic hosted the first German-American Behavioral Health Conference, Feb. 27, at the Water Tower Conference Room of Tower Barracks.

  • Keep gum disease at bay for you and your family

    Mar 3, 2015

    Take care of your teeth and your children's teeth, to keep gum disease at bay for you and your family!

  • Annual eye exams can prevent disease

    Mar 3, 2015

    Early disease detection allows early treatment which results in better outcomes, so even if you feel you have perfect vision and do not need an eye exam, think again.

  • 2015 Best Warriors Competition Winners Named

    Mar 3, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Shaun Morand, with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and Spc. Matthew Winans, assigned to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, were named U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony Feb. 6.

  • Military medicine, VA ramp up sharing patients in San Antonio

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a move that helps veterans, and active-duty military patients and their families, local Veterans Affairs and military medical facilities have dramatically increased their work-share agreements over the past two years and are seeking to add more.

  • BAMC conducts unique joint EMT sustainment training for Army, Air Force personnel

    Mar 2, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Brooke Army Medical Center currently has the only Joint Emergency Medical Technician Sustainment Training within the Defense Department. Known as JEST, the joint program delivers emergency medical refresher training to more than 550 Army health care specialists and Air Force aerospace medical service technicians each year through a combination of classroom instruction and field training.

  • Forward surgical team prepares for rapid response deployment

    Mar 2, 2015

    By Maj. Gustavo Moreno Commander, 160th Forward Surgical Team MIESAU, Germany - The 160th Forward Surgical Team held Operation Frozen Shadow here Jan. 26-30 to exercise rapid deployment and operational capabilities in conjunction with German and U.S. Air Force medical partners.

  • New Lyster Lifespace Center provides health education for beneficiaries

    Mar 2, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic opened the Lifespace Center with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, Feb. 25.

  • BAMC holds Patient Appreciation Health Fair

    Mar 2, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- More than 700 people visited 40 information tables Feb. 26 during the Brooke Army Medical Center Patient Appreciation Health Fair at San Antonio Military Medical Center in the medical mall.

  • Clean up your diet in three easy steps

    Mar 2, 2015

    Celebrate this year's theme for National Nutrition Month--Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle--by committing to cleaning up your diet (and your palate) with these three easy steps:

  • PRMC Officer donates her hair as she prepares for Ranger training

    Mar 2, 2015

    1st Lt. McKinsey Hulen, Special Projects Officer (G3), Headquarters, Pacific Regional Medical Command, donates her hair as she prepares to attempt something that only 43 other female Soldiers in the U.S. Army's history have tried; Hulen is attending the U.S. Army Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) later this month at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Celebrating health: Fort Rucker hosts health fair, safety stand down

    Feb 27, 2015

    Healthcare at Fort Rucker has come a long way since the first Army hospital on post opened its doors in 1942, and Lyster Army Health Clinic and Fort Rucker are doing their part to keep Soldiers, families and civilians healthy.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 128 years of excellence on March 1

    Feb 27, 2015

    This year marks the 128th Anniversary of the AMEDD Enlisted Corps and it's fitting to pause to recognize and celebrate our outstanding troops. The contributions our enlisted Soldiers make to the AMEDD and the United States are immeasurable. Our Enlisted Corps has saved numerous lives on the battlefield and in the hospitals and clinics around the globe. Our enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the AMEDD, having served our Army and Nation faithfully since 1887.

  • 2nd BCT combat medics receive intensive intervention training at JRTC

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Pfc. Devon Moore has a look of intense concentration on his face as he supports a patient's head between his steady hands. He has already checked the airway. For now, breathing is under control. His trauma team stops the bleeding from the remnants of an amputated left arm and right leg with tourniquets while constantly observing vital signs. Within minutes, Moore's calm, unwavering voice directs his two team members to sweep for additional wounds and administer medication.

  • Fort Carson WTB hosts Colorado College hockey players

    Feb 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion hosted the Colorado College Tigers men's hockey team Feb. 11, 2015, in a visit to discuss adaptive sports for Soldiers.

  • Black History Month:
 Cast of characters walk through history

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Well known for its unique presentations, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Equal Opportunity staff celebrated Black History Month Wednesday with an educational cast of characters highlighting a century of black life, history and culture.

  • U.S., NATO partners meet to discuss mental health, traumatic brain injury issues

    Feb 25, 2015

    Military medical and behavioral health specialists from 10 NATO countries met in Germany, Feb. 24-25, for a mental health and mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, workshop.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leadership recognize regional trial athletes

    Feb 23, 2015

    After days of intense Army Regional Trials competition, about 50 warrior athletes from across the Northern Regional Medical Command gathered Friday for one final event hosted by the NRMC Warrior Transition Office.

  • Madigan's prenatal ultrasounds nationally recognized

    Feb 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned national recognition for its excellent performance in prenatal ultrasounds when its Antenatal Diagnostic Center was recertified in January by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, making Madigan the only military treatment facility in the United States with this designation, said Supervising Sonographer Joann Acosta.

  • Son of honor

    Feb 22, 2015

    People don't have to like you, but if you're competent at your job then they have to respect you. That's the message Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear wanted the Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters to walk away with, after he spoke to them in Richmond, Va., Feb. 20, 2015, as part of the unit's Black History Month observance.

  • Open House, Panel Discussion Featured at March 5 TBI Awareness Event

    Feb 20, 2015

  • Two Army Medicine personnel inducted into Army's Antiterrorism Honor Roll

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Army Antiterrorism (AT) Awards Program was established to recognize excellence and significant achievements in the Antiterrorism Field and those who work hard behind the scenes to protect DA personnel, Family Members, facilities, units and installations. These individuals work diligently to heighten awareness of military and Family Members to the nature and dangers of terrorism, while also deterring terrorism through aggressive defensive measures and Army Antiterrorism Strategic Plans.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • USAMRMC Wins Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpert™ DNA deconvolution software.

  • Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Kicks Off: Fort Campbell Extends Performance Triad into Local Community

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Performance Triad of sleep, activity, and nutrition is a building block of Army Medicine's System for Health. It is also a mechanism to build bridges with surrounding communities that have an Army post in their midst. Bringing the on- and off-post communities together for a fitness and health program can be a challenge, however, but Fort Campbell has successfully tackled it with its Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour. For the third consecutive year, this program offers an activity component of the Performance Triad to bring individuals and units together.

  • ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades

    Feb 20, 2015

    ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website. The site, at https://armyfit.army.mil/, is designed to help improve quality of life for Soldiers, families and Army civilians.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leaders discuss priorities at training event

    Feb 20, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Command teams and civilian leaders from throughout the Northern Regional Medical Command converged on Fort Belvoir Feb. 10 to attend NRMC's second senior leader training event for fiscal 2015. The four-day event focused on access to care and access to professional development, two top priorities of NRMC Commander Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Major Robert A. Velarde.

  • Cool class in a cold climate

    Feb 20, 2015

    Along with other Northeast areas, Fort Devens Mass., received massive amounts of snow from a series of blizzards during the winter of 2015, which presented unusual challenges for students and instructors at Regional Training-Site-Maintenance, Devens. Twenty to 30 inches of snow caused the wheeled vehicle non-commissioned officer Advanced Leader Course instructors to adjustment their curriculum so students could train to Army standard.

  • Focus on fitness, health

    Feb 19, 2015

    By now, the allure of New Year's resolutions is gone and the beginning of self-deprecation is starting. Do not fret about it now; start today with focusing on goals to maintain fitness and overall physical health.

  • WTU Soldiers take aim at 2015 Warrior Games

    Feb 19, 2015

    Seven Soldiers assigned to the Fort Leonard Wood Warrior Transition Unit have been preparing since November for the 2015 Warrior Games and trials scheduled from Monday through March 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • Do your part to stop spread of measles

    Feb 19, 2015

    Measles vaccination is important, since we are protecting our children who are too young to be vaccinated against the highly infectious viral disease. The best way to prevent measles is by everyone getting vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

  • Sill Soldiers travel to Hood to earn wings

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Sill Soldiers received an opportunity not typically afforded to them: they went to Air Assault School.

  • Lyster hosts grand opening for Lifespace Center

    Feb 19, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and the United States Aeromedical Center will host a grand opening ceremony for the Lifespace Center Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Fort Sill builds on Healthy Base Initiative with recess program

    Feb 19, 2015

    Recess Before Lunch is a new program being developed in conjunction with Healthy Base Initiative to further benefit the fitness and health of children. The program, already being used in many Department of Defense, and public schools across the country, promotes recess before students eat lunch.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Soldier-scientists begin closure of Ebola testing labs

    Feb 17, 2015

    As the mission of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that Service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, or OUA, have to complete.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • Fort Gordon Soldier awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and second Purple Heart

    Feb 17, 2015

    1st. Lt. James P. McGrath, Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion, received his Bronze Star with Valor from Brig. Gen. Karen Gibson, Deputy Commanding General, JTF Headquarters-Cyber, on Feb. 12, 2015

  • MEDDAC-J observes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force MASCAL exercise

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel in Japan observe a Japanese MASCAL Exercise on Feb. 14, 2015, at Camp Mishuku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • MDARNG aviation unit facilitates casualty care exercise

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Maryland Army National Guard's C Co., 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment collaborated with active duty Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a medic sustainment training event held at Weide Army Airfield in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and at other locations in the Edgewood area from Feb. 5-6, 2015

  • WRMC officers dive into Performance Triad activity

    Feb 13, 2015

    Two officers at Western Regional Medical Command recently donned swimming caps instead of their usual patrol caps for an evening of activity. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., acting commanding general, WRMC; and Col. Erica Clarkson, chief, Clinical Operations, WRMC; were two of a 10-member team that won the open division in the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Swim Meet in January.

  • Mrs. Odierno visits the SBHC

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mrs. Linda Odierno, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), Gen. Raymond Odierno, continued her tour throughout the island of Oahu by taking the time to stop by and visit the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • MACH opens renovated entrance

    Feb 12, 2015

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital officially opened its newly renovated front entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Low-level blasts possible TBI link

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Urban Mobility Breacher Course is teaming up with researchers to prevent traumatic brain injuries from occupational blast exposures.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

    Feb 12, 2015

    Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind us of varying topics that are important to our well-being and/or culture. Often times we forget or overlook the significance of these awareness months due to their repetitious nature.

  • Celebrating the Legacies of Our Past Presidents

    Feb 12, 2015

    On Monday, February 16, the nation will observe a federal holiday for George Washington's birthday. Observed on the third Monday of February, the holiday honors our nation's first president and commander-in-chief. The holiday is also known colloquially by many as Presidents Day and provides a time to honor the legacies of all presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday also falls in February.

  • Pedaling through paragraphs: Sembach fifth-graders begin Read and Ride Program

    Feb 11, 2015

    Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

  • Fort Detrick's Soldier Family Assistance Center Provides Unwavering Support for Wounded Warriors and

    Feb 11, 2015

    The Fort Detrick Soldier Family Assistance Center, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland provides support service members during their transition time from the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • New Medical Home slated to open this summer on Northwest side of San Antonio

    Feb 11, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO -- A new 12,500-square-foot community based medical home is scheduled to open later this summer on the Northwest side of San Antonio.

  • New 'Scholarship in Action' board highlights top academic accomplishments

    Feb 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- A new Scholarship in Action board by the Emergency Department entrance showcases top-notch academic research accomplished by Brooke Army Medical Center staff.

  • 100th, 102d Training Division Soldiers claim 80th Training Command 2015 'Best Warrior' titles

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jordan Stubblefield, 100th Training Division, and Spc. Rachel Bower, 102nd TD, won the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition here in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, Feb. 5-7, 2015. "It is an honor, especially among these competitors, to win as best warrior," Stubblefield said. "I could not have made it without my sponsor who propelled me through."

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.